Welcome to Panama Hatworks of Montecristi.

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USA Blocked Montecristis

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Montecristi, Ecuador, is the home of the finest Panama hatmakers in the world. Each Montecristi is custom made for you. Custom made hats are commissioned works of art and may take 2-3 months. We offer you the finest hats available at very competitive prices. Explore our site to learn more about how our hats are made and how to select the hat that's just right for you.

Simon Espinal and Robert Weber
Simon Espinal and Robert Weber, 2005

Simon Espinal and Robert Weber
Simon Espinal and Robert Weber, 2011

 

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All Montecristi hats have hand-cut, hand-sewn USA tanned leather sweatbands and hand-sewn grosgrain ribbon.
If you need a long brim or high crown, simply leave a note at checkout and I'll follow up with you on the price, generally $20.00 per additional cm (weaving around the end of the hat takes a long, long time!). Average brims are in the range of 2.5 to 3 inches this year. Please leave a note if you want a specific brim length. We'll guarantee to be within a 1/4 inch. These are made a world away in another culture, so we ask for the 1/4 inch leeway. Brim lengths measured from the front of hat.

Weave and Quality Choices: All of our high-end finos come from the barrio of Pile, where the best weavers in the world live. We do offer other hats from both Pile and the other barrios. Weave count average based on the hat in it's natural state, before blocking. We aim to please, so the prettier hat wins over the weave count, guaranteed.

Weaves-per-square-inch comparison
A comparison of weaves-per-square-inch. The left is a Fino, the right is an Alafino For comparison purposes only. All of our high-end finos come from the barrio of Pile, where the best weavers in the world live. We do offer other hats from both Pile and the other barrios. We aim to please, so the prettier hat wins over the weave count, guaranteed. Prices shows are for hat body only. Yes, we're happy to send you the hat body only if you wish. Please see the hat pages for finished hat prices.

Three Choices for Blocking

You can choose to have your hat blocked in

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